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Cold air intake recommendation

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by tacouser, Jun 27, 2015.

  1. Jun 27, 2015 at 9:18 PM
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    tacouser

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    ok so I am thinking about changing my air intake. By looking at the stock intake, it already looks like a cold intake system. Am I wrong? What's the difference between the stock intake and let's say a TRD intake.
    I have a 2015 SR5 dbl cab 5.7. What have other people installed. And has it given you REAL improvements? I know what the manufactures say it will give, but have you really noticed a difference.
     
  2. Jun 27, 2015 at 9:33 PM
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    Most HP gains from aftermarket CAI's are at very high RPM's. Yes, the stock unit is a true CAI, the TRD version does have more air flow. You will get all kinds of opinions on this concerning aftermarket CAI. They have a cool sound compared to stock unit. I am neutral on this subject. Can't hurt anything going aftermarket. Matter of choice.
     
  3. Jun 28, 2015 at 7:43 AM
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    When I purchased mine, there were some crazy claims. Volant, for example, claimed 30+ hp gains. TRD claimed modest claim of around 8 (I don't remember exact figure). That was why I went with TRD intake. Their claim was more believable.

    I like the sound that the intake make (I have it mated to the TRD exhaust). Whatever gain it gave is not detectable by my butt-dnyo, haha.
     
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  4. Jun 28, 2015 at 8:11 AM
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    Can you hear the difference the TRD CAI makes w/ the TRD exhaust? "If" I were to get a CAI I will more than likely get the TRD CAI to match w/ my TRD exhaust but I was just curious if you can even hear it?
     
  5. Jun 28, 2015 at 8:34 AM
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    I just put the TRD CAI in my Pro and it makes the TRD exhaust sound that much better. You can also feel that the engine is breathing better. Also I have a slight improvement in gas mileage.

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  6. Jun 28, 2015 at 8:54 AM
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    I'm neutral. Have you done any searching on it for dyno tests?
     
  7. Jun 28, 2015 at 9:02 AM
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    I would probably switch to the TRD intake if I run across one on Craig's list. You would think that the TRD CAI would come standard on the TRD. Especially the TRD Pro.
     
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  8. Jun 28, 2015 at 10:43 AM
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    I drove around with just the TRD cat-back for about one month before installing the TRD CAI. The overall sound got somewhat louder with the intake.
     
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  9. Jun 28, 2015 at 3:53 PM
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    Thanks for all the input.
     
  10. Aug 3, 2016 at 8:23 AM
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    What's up fellas I have a 2011 lifted Toyota tundra on 285/70R18 Toyo M/T. I want to put an exhaust to get a beefier sound out of my truck but while I was at it I figured I would try to improve MPG and was wondering if a cold air intake is this. Suggestions on make and models of parts is appreciated also! thanks for your input and God bless!
     
  11. Aug 3, 2016 at 9:52 AM
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    :help: Any suggestions for a cold air intake for 2016 Tundra platinum?
     
  14. Sep 9, 2016 at 6:02 PM
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  15. Sep 9, 2016 at 6:03 PM
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    How does this sound and can you feel any change in your take off or see any change in your gas mileage ?
     
  16. Sep 9, 2016 at 7:29 PM
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    AFE are good too
     
  18. Sep 10, 2016 at 1:35 PM
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    I always recommend stock air box mod with throttle body coolant bypass mod.

    I carry every brand of cold air intake, but spend more time talking guys out of them and recommending the free mods.

    Sabm actually does something. And it's nearly free. And coolant bypass mod keeps 200* coolant out of your throttle body, also free and is actually cold;)
     
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    Where can I find it?? And Thank you! Do you have any pics of it?
     
  20. Sep 10, 2016 at 8:41 PM
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    Hey @dirtydeeds is that TB bypass mod actually worth my time? I've heard mixed things on that topic...
     
  21. Sep 11, 2016 at 1:29 AM
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    Feel a lil difference with my S&B take off and sound gas mileage I'm not a heavy foot so a mile or two added
     
  22. Mar 20, 2018 at 7:46 PM
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    Looking into getting a cold air intake for my 07 Tundra. Leaning towards a K&N or Flowmaster. Have been reading that it will set off my MAF sensor. Is this correct? What problems will it cause? Are there any intakes besides the high dollar TRD cold air intakes that won't cause this problem?
     
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    Just buy the drop in filter, save your money as you already have a CAI, which is stock, you can use the money on a more helpful MOD, IMO
     
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